It’s that time of year when willpowers are being tested, diets restricted and resolutions breaking at the seems. Ask anyone what’s the best plan to follow and you will no doubt get a large range of answers: “Dry January for me” “Meat-Free for a month” “I’m crushing it on the sit-up challenge!” Where it would…Read more How’s that working for you?
Resolutions can stick but, only if they’re well thought out and super easy to implement. Before making yours, I’ve put together a few really simple tips that you should base your resolutions around. Let’s see if we can make these happen! Enjoyment. Simple, but rarely used. If you enjoy something you are far more likely…Read more Three Tips To Make Your Resolutions Stick
Motivation can be gained in many ways. For me I need to go with what’s worked before and that’s telling as many people as possible what I’m about to do. I need to be held accountable. I’ve no excuse, for years now, I’ve lead a pretty average lifestyle. It seems I love helping others but…Read more The Next Step
Starting to Change Quite often when we decide we want to make a change we think about the things we don’t want. I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat. I don’t want to be out of breath walking up the stairs. I don’t want to struggle to play with my kids. I don’t…Read more Your Destination Postcard – Starting to Change
Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits? When it comes to nutrition, there are many approaches out there. Quite often, most people will find initial success with nearly any of these plans, but what happens when that success grinds to a halt? Or worse, the results you worked so hard and sacrificed for start…Read more Are You Doing These Two Key Nutrition Habits?
I got asked to write this article / blog by a magazine editor who thought that I was the man to write about being diagnosed with such things as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory & degenerative conditions. My reply was that I’d rather not write about any condition but, I’d rather write about how you…Read more Don’t Let Your Diagnosis Define You
Times are changing in the world of rehabilitation and especially in the regard to managing back pain. What we once thought was good practice simply isn’t backed up now with the best evidence (that’s the next blog). So, with this being the case, what steps can you take to manage your own back pain? From my…Read more Five Steps to a Pain FREE Back
Mistakes are much easier to spot when other people make them. Think about it, how often have you looked at someone else’s training, diet, work habits or parenting and spotted the mistakes they’re so obviously making? The message here is that it’s not spotting mistakes that’s difficult, it’s spotting your mistakes that’s difficult. That’s one…Read more Maximising Your In-Season Power
Losing motivation? Not losing weight? Not gaining strength? Take a step back from the detail and ensure you’re doing the simple things right. Consistency The number one rule should be consistency. If you’re the kind of person who loves doing the same thing every day, then do the same thing every day. If you’re the…Read more 4 Secrets of Training Success
Sure you can Cookie Monster, you just need to use your willpower! Willpower is that magical word that we are all told is the basis of good behaviour with our diets. We can cut out the chips, pizza or cookies by strengthening our willpower. If that was the reality of the situation then sticking to…Read more Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Willpower
It doesn’t take a load of medical tests to know that you should move more, not smoke, eat real food and enjoy good sleep. 1. MOVEMENT as Medicine The biggest issue we have this day and age is that we just don’t move enough while piles of unquestionable research tell us it’s the one thing…Read more 6 Mighty Fine Health & Fitness Hacks
Those of you who train or have trained with us know we take a ‘different’ approach to training the core. We don’t do sit-ups, we very rarely hold planks for a long period of time, we like loaded carries and we always emphasise movement quality. Now, it’s not that we do or don’t do these…Read more Stiffen up. The Latest on Back Training.
Many of you may have read my previous blog about the issues I had with our initial Small Group Training model. After lots of debate with the team, consulting world experts, planning the implementation & then staff training, we’ve managed to roll out the new model. With the new structure, the individuals specific issues are addressed…Read more The NEW Small Group Training model!
“It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that counts.” Bear Ryan So, the New Year is here and many of us are planning & goal setting for the coming months or even years. I’ve seen so much criticism of making resolutions but if not now, when? And why not…Read more Your Guide to Goal Setting.
Although we’ve had some great feedback from our Small Group Training since we launched in the summer, the team felt changes were needed to maximise members results … I’ve just spent the last three days reviewing and rewriting our Small Group Training (SGT) systems. The team were unhappy with what we were delivering. It wasn’t specific enough…Read more Why we’re changing our Small Group Training.